Jake grew up on the coast of Maine, where he developed winter hardiness and a love for things beautiful and simple. After traveling the world and leading soldiers in Iraq as an Army officer, Jake moved to Los Angeles, where he sat down at a dining room table and taught himself to program. With his new development chops and a longing for snow, he jumped into the Chicago startup scene. Jake comes to Hashrocket with a passion for writing great code, learning, and engaging with the tech community through meetups, blogging, and open source contribution.
When not building Web apps, Jake enjoys spending time with his wife and black cat, playing bagpipes, and being outside.